Stained Glass Windows - The East Window

The east window is unique in that while all the designs in the stained glass have been used in other churches, it is the only window in which they are combined. It has three lights with three roundels above, all designed by Edward Burne-Jones.

The Three Marys, the Crucifixion and St. John, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

The left light has four angels at Christ's head and the figures of Mary, Mary Magdalene and Mary Clophas at the foot of the Cross.

East window left hand light
East window left hand light

The central light has a half-profile of Christ on the Cross, ministered by nine angels.

East window central light
East window central light

The right light has four similar angels at Christ's head and figures of St. John, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus at the foot of the Cross.

East window right hand light
East window right hand light

The Roundels

The figures in the roundels above the main lights are also of interest.

In the top, four-foil, tracery roundels there are five winged minstrels playing bells, again from designs by Burne-Jones.

Four-foil tracery roundel
Four-foil tracery roundel

In the two, three-foil, tracery windows there are six winged minstrels playing a dulcimer, a harp, a violin, a bulbed pipe, a portative organ, and a double pipe; the first five were designed by William Morris and the last by Burne-Jones.

Three-foil tracery roundel
Three-foil tracery roundel
Three-foil tracery roundel
Three-foil tracery rounde

The Subscription

The window has the subscription: qui peccata nostra ipse pertulit in corpore suo super lignum (who bore our sins in his body on the cross).

The Subscription underneath the main panels
The Subscription underneath the main panels